Ellen Will Forever Be Remembered As Her Achievements Numbered Worldwide

Flash Back: Liberian Leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf With former US President Barack Obama

As Africa’s first female President wraps up to depart the Liberian presidency after serving a successful two-year term at the Executive Mansion, president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf footprints during her administration has been highlighted worldwide.

2016, Forbes lists President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the 83rd-most powerful woman in the world

Times Magazine counted President Sirleaf among the top ten female leaders

2010, Newsweek listed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as one of the ten best leaders in the world

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stands next to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009

Forbes magazine named President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the 51st most powerful woman in the world in 2006

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Malawian President Joyce Hilda Banda

In June 2016, President Sirleaf was elected the first Chairperson of ECOWAS since its formation in 1975

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia is the first elected female head of state in Africa

Chairman of the Nobel Committee Thorbjoern Jagland watches joint winner Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hold her award during the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2011 in Oslo, Norway

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the 24th and current President of Liberia since 2006

A peace agreement in 2003 led to democratic elections in 2005, in which Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President

Liberia is home to Mr George Weah — the only African to be named FIFA’s World Player of the Year

President Sirleaf with former US President, George W. Bush

Liberia was a founding member of United Nations and its forerunner governance formations, the League of Nations and OAU

Liberia served as a proponent both of African independence from the European colonial powers and for Pan-Africanism

L-R: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President Buhari of Nigeria and President Koroma of Sierra Leone

Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945, and was a vocal critic of South Africa’s apartheid regime

The Republic of Liberia is Africa’s first and oldest modern Republic. Liberia declared its independence on 26 July 1847

President Jacob is today hosting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia for a State Visit to South Africa

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.